Things That Matter

Overcoming Distraction to Pursue a More Meaningful Life

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Publisher Description

Discover practical steps you can take today to live a life focused on things that matter, from the bestselling author of The More of Less and The Minimalist Home.

Things That Matter points the way to free ourselves from the distractions of everyday life so that we can build the lives we seek to create.”—Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project

Do you want to live a meaningful life—with very few regrets—and make a positive difference in the world? But is culture distracting you from doing so? Perhaps moments, days, and years go by without you stopping to ask yourself, Am I living out my true purpose? Even if that question whispers to you, are you brushing it aside because you don’t know what to change in life’s busyness?
In Things That Matter, Joshua Becker helps you identify the obstacles—such as fear, technology, money, possessions, and the opinions of others—that keep you from living with intention, and then he provides practical ideas for letting go of those distractions today so you can focus on what matters most. He uses practical exercises and questions, insights from a nationwide survey, and success stories to give you the motivation you need to
  identify the pursuits that matter most to you
  align your dreams with your daily priorities
  recognize how money and possessions keep you from happiness
  become aware of how others’ opinions of you influence your choices
  embrace what you’re truly passionate about instead of planning that next escape
  figure out what to do with all those emails, notifications, and pings
  let go of past mistakes and debilitating habits
Things That Matter is a book about living well. It’s about overcoming the chatter of a world focused on all the wrong things. It’s about rethinking the common assumptions of today to find satisfaction and fulfillment tomorrow.
How do we get to the end of our lives with minimal regrets? We set aside lesser pursuits to seek lasting meaning. And we discover the joy of doing it every day.

Health, Mind & Body
April 19
The Crown Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Minimal Gaget Girl ,


Another great read by Joshua Becker, Joshua thank you for always encouraging us to live our best lives. Because of your teaching, I to am pursuing a more meaningful life. Thank you

NicoandCasey ,

Timely read!

I’ve been a follower of Joshua Beckers for a few years now and recently completed his 12 week uncluttered course. Love all his books! This book has really led me to examine my life’s purpose (which I’m still figuring out). I feel that everyone should read this book especially now that social media has taken over our lives (and subsequent time) in the last 10+ years. Very timely read!

Norwalk Ia ,

Things that Matter

If you are interested in living a simpler life, this is a good book. I enjoyed this book and I recommend it for those trying to find more meaning in their life.

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